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Iowa Student Internship Program: A Resource for Small to Mid-Sized Companies

The Iowa Student Internship Program provides grants to small and medium-sized companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences and information technology industries to help support their internship programs with a goal of transitioning the interns to full-time employment in the state upon graduation. ...

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LOIS Acquires SiteXcellerator, Increases Users

LocationOne Information System (LOIS) continues to demonstrate its position as the market leading economic development site selection database in the U.S., with the acquisition of SiteXcellerator's business....

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Skilled Iowa an Important Economic Development Tool

The Skilled Iowa Initiative seeks to help assure new and existing employers they can find the workers they need in a particular area of the state, making the program a key element for the growth of Iowa jobs. ...

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Another Economic Win for Iowa

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) Board held a special, telephonic meeting to take action to award direct financial assistance and tax credits to CF Industries, Inc., for an expansion of its existing fertilizer manufacturing operation in Woodbury County....

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Funds Available to Help Entreprenuerial Start Ups and Small Companies

The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) offers two financial assistance programs to support commercialization activities for start ups and small to medium-sized Iowa companies in the advanced manufacturing, biosciences, and information technology industries. ...

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